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Extra benefits

If the odds are stacked against you, look out for where at least one opportunity exist and make maximum use of it.

Don’t ask amiss; ask aright.

God is constantly working to load His children with daily benefits.

Think about it, parents look after their own children. Definitely, God looks after His own.

Blessed forever!

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Salvation is here!

Revelation 12:10 KJV
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

Salvation is here!

Salvation is here for those who put their trust and hope in God who never fails. The power of God in Christ Jesus is stronger enough to defeat sickness, disease and death. Salvation is here and as we gaze at Him, we receive our deliverance.

Romans 13:11 KJV
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

This is the time to draw closer to God than ever. When all else fails, we have an assurance that God never fails. He always makes a way where there is no way. Let us use this moment of time to draw to saving grace of God and our deliverance will surely come. Amen.

Acts 4:12 KJV
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Although science is very good (and I know this) but it cannot save if God who is the giver of everything withholds the knowledge. If we lack anything, it makes sense to ask God who gives it. Our salvation is from God and in Him. There is no other way by which we can be saved other than the way God has made. Let us run to God with full assurance that God is our helper and lifter of our soul.

Psalm 27:1 KJV
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Fear can kill and most of us can acknowledge this. Faith is not being unreasonable. it is simply trusting in God’s word and in His promises. For an ordinary mind, this is super hard because it often does not make sense. If it makes sense, why do we have to trust God? It is because it does not make sense that is why we trust Him. You do not expect or hope for what you already have but for what you do not have.

Psalm 37:39 KJV
But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.

In this time of trouble, the Lord is our strength and our capability. If we trust Him He will save us and deliver us from all our trouble.

He (God) will come and save us.

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Unbroken Promises

Even in the face of adversity and reproach, there’s increase, multiplication and abundance of blessings. God’s covenant with Israel is unbroken.

Unbroken Promises

God had an intimate conversation with Abraham– Genesis 17:1-2,4-8 KJV
And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. [2] And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. [4] As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. [5] Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. [6] And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. [7] And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. [8] And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

What can you say? if God is for you, who and what can be or stand against you? God will never leave us nor forsake us as He promised.

God has said that He will honor His own Word more than His name. If He has said it, then you have to hold Him by His Word. By defaults and records, He has never failed.

So, why run to man when you can run to God? If truly God has called you and afterwards you encounter challenges on the way, why consult a man? Why not talk to God about it?

And better still, you can challenge those difficulties by addressing them in the name of Him who called you. Simply, talk to God about your problems not to man. Why would you give the honor of solving your problem to man when God said He would not share His glory with anyone?

Think about this for a second, would you like God glorified or man glorified?

God is more than reliable. He has promised and He will never fail even if it seems otherwise.

Don’t be deceived by the circumstances surrounding your life right now, instead shout for joy because you have overcome the world.

His promises are yes and amen!

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Satan has lost his grip

The first thing the believers need to know is that they are a victorious people. This mentality alone will always defeat the enemy. Satan get weary of a Christian who doesn’t give up.

Your authority over the devil is the same authority that Jesus have. You have equal power in His name to defeat all wicked arrows of the enemies.

Therefore, understand that you are fighting from the victory stands. You can never be defeated without you defeating yourself. So, you must defeat yourself for the enemy to be able to defeat you.

Satan has lost all grips over you except those you allow him to have (if any). This mentality will always guarantee you a daily victory. So, even if you fall, if you keep getting back up, your authority and power over your enemies are forever guaranteed. Yes, forever guaranteed!

Do not believe in the devil’s lies. Check it out, we have equal status with Jesus because God adopted us like His Son, Jesus. This is who you are, but you need to know this.

Ephesians 1:18-21 NIV
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, [19] and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength [20] he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, [21] far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.

Live daily with this mentality and you will never experience defeat again.

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Prayers can Defeat the Power of Evil

The Bible says that “when the righteous prospers, the city rejoices…..” Yes, when a “good” man rules, there is peace and abundance in the land. Just the opposite happens when an evil man reigns over the land.

Good vs Evil

It occurs to me that believers cannot just afford to fold hands and do nothing while evil prevails over the land and where there are perversions in the city.

Believers must rise and pray. They must pray against the reign of evil. It is the power of prayers that can defeat evil. And the prayer of a righteous man works wonder.

So, to every believer and those who love the Lord, let us rise (and continue to rise) and take up the challenge and pray for the deliverance of the land from evil before it overtakes us all.

Only the effective prayers of the believers can defeat the power of evil that is in the land.

Rise up and knock out the evil from the land and see righteousness reign again!

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Good Vs Evil- where it all began

I have always thought about evils that prevail in our society today. The presence of evil and the people who commit such act called evil often worries me.

Good vs Evil

My mind flashed back to the garden of Eden. In the garden, God told Adam and Eve to avoid eating the apple because if they do, the apple will open their eyes to the world of Evil. So, we can deduce that Adam and Eve did not know anything called Evil or we can say that it did not exist then.

But we all know– they did eat the apple courtesy of the devil’s temptation.
Talking about the devil, if you remove the letter “d” from his name, we have “evil”. something tells me that the author of evil must be the devil himself.

Yes, devil was the first to disobey God and leads all other and he is still leading others to disobey God.
But one quick thing is that Adam and Eve chose to listen to the devil. So, had they not listen to that evil voice, we will probably not be where we are today.

So, choose carefully who and what you listen to.

There is always a voice telling you to do something bad or terrible. You can choose to listen to the voice or you can choose to shut the voice out.

If you decide to command the evil voice to shut up and get lost, I believe that “the voice” will realize that you know who you are and that you understand your authority.

Good has the overwhelming capacity to overcome evil to the extent that we allow or enable it.

Choose to do good today and see the world become a better place.

 

 

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Keep It Up

Our daily lives are so busy with so many things to accomplish and do. Many of the things we do are not necessarily of eternal values. They are just earthly relevant.

It is the responsibility of the believer to keep up the light shining and the fire burning.

The worries of this life: the desires to achieve and be successful are strong but the grace of God is greater and stronger.

The Bible said, “But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.

There are vital ingredients that are useful to keeping it up in your faith–stay in love, build your faith through the Word and never stop praying.

Don’t be caught in the web of this lives, and refuse to worry about anything by focusing on God who promise to be with you forever. If you do this, you will not lose your momentum and you will be able to encourage others too.

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Turn Your Complaints into Prayers

Instead of complaining to God and everyone, you can use the same energy to pray and achieve great result.

Prayer is an effective tool

Complaining does not guarantee anything other than waste of energy and resources.

The Israelites are a perfect example. They complained to God and Moses throughout their Exodus journey. Many of them could not get to the promise Land.

The Bible encourages us to make all our request known to God. You can do this by telling Him rather than complaining.

The same amount of energy and resources is required to achieve complain and prayer. But one is effective and the other is not.
Turn to God and turn your request unto Him in prayers and see results as it unfolds.
Greater glory lies ahead.

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The Lord’s Doing

The Psalmist says that “When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.”
The psalmist further says that “the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.”
The way and manner of God’s work and ways are unbelievable. God knows all things and He knows how to get things done the right way at the right time.

The Lord’s doing is always a good doing even when it does not appear so in our human eyes.

The reason for this is because He knows what to do every given time and He is not confused by situations or circumstances.

Therefore, He is perfect in His nature and perfect in everything. No wonder Paul said the ways of God are unsearchable.

The Lord do only what He can do. Thus, He has no rival ever.

He is God and will be God forever.

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The Resurrection

On Sunday, the third day, our Lord Jesus Christ resurrected! Praise God! Hallelujah! The victory is now completed. He died on the cross, He ransomed us from punishment, He rescued us from eternal damnation , He saved us from spiritual annihilation, He delivered us from sin and from the shackles of death.

The Cross, my freedom

He did it all and capped it by resurrecting to show that no other power is greater than Him, and no contention that He is truly the Son of God that came from God as a gift for Humanity–to draw us, the lost, to a loving God.

How would it be if the believers are without hope of a living God. Paul said, we would be the most pitied people on earth. It was so important that Jesus resurrected because this is our only Hope; this is our essence, our life our existence and our freedom.

I think Jesus “came, saw and conquered!”

Now, this is our freedom and our joy in that we serve a living God who we can run to and be welcomed. I am thrilled and so happy that I am saved, not just for now but forever.

Hallelujah! He lives forever.